PLAXTOL LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

COMING SOON

UNTIL WE ARE ABLE TO RESUME MEETINGS IN PLAXTOL MEMORIAL HALL, ALL OUR TALKS WILL BE HELD REMOTELY VIA Zoom, instead of in Plaxtol Memorial Hall.

OUR ZOOM MEETINGS:

Tuesday 10 November, 8pm – MEDIEVAL GRAFFITI IN KENT, a talk by Wayne Perkins.

This replaces the planned talk by Andy Burton on Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, which has been postponed to next year at his request.

Tuesday 8 December, SCHOOL LIFE IN OLD PLAXTOL, a talk by Tom Hogg.

This replaces the planned talk by David Carder on Some Unusual Kentish Buildings, which has been postponed to next year at his request.

Our 2021 programme

HOW TO JOIN OUR ZOOM MEETINGS:

To join our Zoom meetings, you need a suitable device with an internet connection and, ideally, an inbuilt camera (for example, a laptop, a tablet, most modern personal computers or a smart TV) – the larger the screen the better. While Zoom can be downloaded onto a smartphone, a smartphone screen is too small for easy viewing of the slides that will be shown in our Zoom talks. Some of our members use an HDMI cable to connect their device to their digital or smart TV, thus allowing them to view our talks on their larger TV screen.

Before each Zoom meeting, we will be emailing an invitation to join that Zoom meeting to those members usually sent advance notice of our meetings by email. Any member who is not already sent such advance notices by email and who wishes to receive invitations to join our Zoom meetings may send us a message by completing and submitting the form on our Contact Page.

Each invitation to join a Zoom meeting will contain a link to be used to join the relevant Zoom meeting. It will also contain a Meeting ID and a Password, but you won’t need to use them if you use the link in the invitation.

When trying to join a meeting, you may have to wait a little while to be “admitted” by the host. This is part of Zoom’s new security procedures.

NEW ZOOM USERS:

Members who haven’t used Zoom before need to allow a bit of extra time before their first Zoom meeting (at least 15 minutes) to set up Zoom on their device.

Here’s a Youtube video which explains how to set up Zoom on your chosen device (There are ads at the beginning, but you can skip them after a few seconds):

At 2.08 minutes into the video, it explains about using the link that we shall be emailing to members to enable them to join the relevant Zoom meeting. 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

Because of the disruption owing to Coronavirus, the Committee has decided to waive the annual subscription for 2020 for existing members. If you have already paid your 2020 subscription, it will be carried forward to 2021.

Our latest booklet, PLAXTOL’S LONG FARMING HISTORY by Haydn Puleston Jones, is now available.

Copies of all our booklets are for sale at our meetings in Plaxtol Memorial Hall, and also at Plaxtol Village Stores.

For more details, please see Books etc